Saw it this morning and thought it was good but not on the level of TS3. Tried to use th Best Buy movie app that translates the minions at the end credits but it didn't work. Some are saying it only works on the 3d version which makes no sense but we did the regular one so maybe. Runs down the battery, that's for sure.
Liked it a lot. Not on the same level as Toy Story 3 for me, but it's very entertaining, clever, and I had a fun time with my niece and nephew. (Gru's half-assed parenting reminded me a lot of me wrangling those kids when they were younger.) Steve Carell was terrific but I was also impressed with Miranda Cosgrove's voice work. I thought the 3D was really good too, especially the gags during the end credits.
Originally posted by John OrquiolaAlso, there was a throwaway sight gag that cracked me up at the very end of Despicable Me: Gru uses a Gru-ray disc player. I don't know why but I found that hilarious.
Caught that too. It's really not that funny in hindsight, but at the time, I loved it.
My favorite part (based on my real-time reaction) was
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using one of the Minions as a glow stick.
I can't explain why that cracked me up so much, but it did.
This is probably my favorite movie this year (or at least a very close second). Didn't have (couldn't have) the emotional impact of TS3, but it made up for it with everything else. 3D was spectacular.
The Best Buy movie app worked for us and there were some great lines.
Yes, the Minions are awesome, but I am already dreading the eventual Minion overkill we will surely experience as this franchise grows. It'll be sad.
EDIT: BTW, what's the policy on spoilers in movie threads? I edited to use tags, just in case.
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Originally posted by Mr ShhEDIT: BTW, what's the policy on spoilers in movie threads? I edited to use tags, just in case.
"Use your best judgment?" Don't bother me none, but I don't see a lot of movies. By the time a movie's out on DVD, they're probably not necessary (unless you're using them to be ironic and hilarious, of course)
I just saw this today and while I enjoyed it, I thought TS3 was better. But I really did enjoy DM and thought all the voices were great and the gags were funny. But I guess my emotional ties to Woody and Buzz tipped the scales.
However, the Minions were awesome and I loved them. Much like the aliens in TS but funnier. I have no problem with minion shorts. Bring them on!!
As for a sequel, sure, why not? Worse movies have been made into sequels.
Finally saw this tonight and really enjoyed it. The one-upsmanship between Gru and Vector was pretty great and I loved the old man. The way he mis-heard and consequently mis-designed some of Gru's ideas was pretty funny. And the little girls were adorable. They finally broke him down with what else? A unicorn.
It took me about a third of the movie to stop hearing Mike Myers and start hearing Steve Carell, but I picked up iCarly pretty quick.
They slept in bombs. BOMBS.
LiiiightBULB. And I felt like I was on that roller coaster.
Finally took my kids to see it in 2-D. We got some good laughs out of it, but my favorite sight gag was the former name of the "Bank of Evil." (Formerly Lehman Brothers). Would have liked to have seen the rollercoaster scene in 3-D, but not enough to have paid the extra dough.
Did not recognize Kristen Wiig's voice at all, nor Russell Brand's which was a real surprise when I saw the end credits.
My kids loved the kids and the minions and I'm sure we'll all be up for the sequel. Good times.
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It isn't Pixar, but then what is? Seems like Dreamworks is starting to produce better animated films. I liked Kung Fu Panda a lot and this was pretty goo. The Minions are great and Agnes is adorable.
Wasn't a huge fan of Steve Carrell's voicework though. Love the guy, but I think Gru would have worked better with someone a bit more intimidating. I'd like to see how it would have played if someone like Christopher Lee was reading the lines.
Well, it would be cheating to pick "Metropolis" again (Blu-ray is out THIS week) so let's throw out there as our pick of the week the notorious I'm Still Here (The W at Amazon). This week: 225 DVDs, 45 Blu-rays as I type this.